A local fire chief says he has a few concerns with the Destination Reeves St. plan in the Town of Port Hawkesbury.
Curtis Doucet, the chief of the Port Hawkesbury Volunteer Fire Dept., says their main concern is what it would mean for getting to calls.
Doucet tells The Hawk reducing lanes could create a problem.
“We have numerous concerns, but our main concern right now is our members responding to the hall in our personal vehicles,” he says. “Right now, where there’s four lanes, they can get there in a timely manner.”
Doucet says there will be an increase in response time if the number of lanes is reduced, especially for firefighters getting to the station.
He says they need all the time they can get.
“In the case of a motor vehicle accident, every minute counts,” he says. “If somebody is injured and has to get to the hospital, the quicker we can get to our hall to our equipment, our trucks, the faster we can get the patient in.”
Doucet says they support the project, but they want an agreement that makes everyone happy.
He says they hope to be at the next town council meeting to discuss their concerns.